Archives for the category: 3D printed food
February 8, 2014
There is a wholly rational argument for eating creepy-crawlies. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization believes bug eating is the right strategy to adopt; as the world’s population grows, a new food source is required, and bugs are already squirming around on every continent and in every climate. It makes sense to embrace entomophagy, the practice of raising insects as food, on a global scale.
January 24, 2014
Last spring, Anjan Contractor, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Systems and Materials Research Corporation (SMRC), made headlines for his NASA-funded plan to build a prototype of a 3-D food printer that can make pizza.
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January 16, 2014
According to The Wall Street Journal, Hershey and 3D Systems reached a multiyear joint development agreement to explore and develop ways to use 3-D printing technology to produce edible foods, including confectionary treats.
January 2, 2014
Italian food corporation Barilla is looking to incorporate the innovative method into its pasta production "as soon as possible." This would mean the world's top pasta seller could print 15-20 pieces of pasta every two minutes using a 3D printing machine, according to International Digital Times.
Barilla has reportedly been working with TNO Eindhoven for over two years in order to design the "perfect pasta printer" that can be used in restaurants internationally. The goal is to blend fine cooking and 3D printing aspects in order to quickly and efficiently produce custom-designed pasta noodles. Barilla believes 3D printing pasta could deliver customers a fresh dish in merely minutes, according to Geek.
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December 13, 2013
Barcelona-based 3D printing startup, Natural Machines, unveiled the Foodini, which researchers say is a device that combines "technology, food, art and design" and can be used to make "anything from chocolate fingers to ravioli." FoodWorldNews reports.
According to Natural Machines, Foodini is a prototype 3D printer that allows to cook to create "perfected formed meals." To operate, users combine up to six different ingredients at a time then press a push button. Food comes out of the nozzle in "precisely programmed shapes." The miniature oven shaped product, is useful in other tasks, such as decorating cakes.
October 23, 2013
3D-printed food hasn’t gone much further than chocolate, but a Barcelona-based startup called Natural Machines is working on a 3D printer that will be able to produce pasta, bread, and other food item that starts out as a dough, paste or stiff liquid. The breakthrough could be the start of a new era for 3D printing and the possible foods it can produce. PSFK reports.
Unlike other 3-D printers, the startup’s device can print using six different materials instead of just one, which allows much more complicated foods to be made. There is even a heater built in to the printer which keeps the food warm during the printing process.
October 11, 2013
The printer is suspended over a heated surface that cooks the printed pie, making it ready to eat. Well, if it wasn’t covered in ketchup. The entire process only takes a few minutes, though the resulting pizza is a little on the small side.
The pizza printer on display here can’t handle any other toppings at the moment, but maybe one day its descendants will be more capable. Perhaps in the future you won’t even order pizza anymore — you’ll just have the recipe sent to your 3D food printer.
September 20, 2013
In August, the first lab-grown beefburger was cooked and tasted in London. The verdict? “[It tasted] like an animal protein cake, said Josh Schonwald, author of The Taste of Tomorrow and one of the “lucky” few to taste the $330,000 morsel of petri dish meat. [via TED blog]
The future of slaughter-less meat is not far off. In fact, scientists project it could be in the aisles of our supermarkets in 10 to 20 years.
June 4, 2013
The space agency made a splash with its headline-friendly plan to print pizzas in space. But what exactly does the ability to create food for astronauts mean for our plans for exploring the galaxy? FastCompany reports.
Earlier this month, Quartz broke the news that Systems & Materials Research Corporation received a $125,000 grant to spend six months building a prototype of a 3-D food printer--one that will be able to print out a tasty pizza before venturing on to other food items. I spoke to NASA to find out more about its interest in the technology.
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May 31, 2013
A Los Angeles husband-and-wife team are adapt 3D printing to explore the 'intersection between technology, food and art'. The Guardian reports.
Kyle and Liz von Hasseln have adapted the technology to design, digitally model and print original sugar sculptures – frosting – for confectionary, turning their company, The Sugar Lab, into a thriving business.
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May 21, 2013
Anjan Contractor, a mechanical engineer with a background in 3D printing, envisions a much more mundane—and ultimately more important—use for the technology.
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February 7, 2013
Sooner than you think, 3-D printed designer meals may be coming to a rocketship, or a restaurant, near you. Wired reports.
Right now, astronauts on the space station are eating the same seven days of food on rotations of two or three weeks,” said astronautical engineer Michelle Terfansky, who studied the potential and challenges of making 3-D printed food in space for a master’s thesis at the University of Southern California. “It gets the job done, but it’s not exactly home cooking.”
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January 25, 2013
Because on Valentine’s Day in Japan it is customary for women to give chocolate to men, Fab Cafe Tokoy is planning on holding a series of workshops for women before February 14, where they can learn to make 3D chocolates modeled from their own face using a 3D printer and scanner.
Related article in The Guardian.
January 21, 2013
Researchers are focusing their efforts on a more efficient (and less costly) way of producing artificial meat. We shouldn't be expecting it in our supermarkets for another 15 to 20 years.
Watch the video below on artificial meat at If Conference in London, courtesy of 3Ders.Org.
-- Andras Forgacs, CEO of Modern Medow answers questions about 3D printed meat on Reddit. "What is the input , what is the output ? Explain like I am five, for 1 kg of meat , what is needed ?"
-- A very thorough article from the BBC on US start-up Modern Meadow, which believes it can make artificial raw meat using a 3D bioprinter.
November 21, 2012
3D printing food at home in 15 years using 'alternate ingredients: grass, insects, duckweed, beat leafs...
Cisco futurist Dave Evans said:"Not food, but the recipes to print food. Roughly 15 year horizon, but prototypes now." Evans predicted that in 15 years we will be able to "print" food.
In the video above, "3D Printing: now printing food too" made by TNO Research, are listed alternate ingredients to print 3D food: grass, algae, lupine seeds, insects, duckweed and beat leafs. Food can be made into new shapes, new structures, new textures and new flavors.
Really, that's what we'll be eating in 15 years?
November 18, 2012
November 5, 2012
Finally it is possible, infinite 3D printed bacon from Shapeways 3D printers with the Bacon Mobius Strip that is not delicious but also vegan and kosher friendly.
September 11, 2012
The Cornell Creative Machines Lab has invented a 3-D printer that not only allows you to print food, but lets you create almost any design imaginable with your favorite ingredients. inhabitat reports.
Working with experts from the French Culinary Institute, Cornell’s new technology may soon be available for chefs and home use, allowing enterprising cooks to customize new and interesting dishes with healthier ingredients
April 15, 2012
Articles on 3D printing of food:
-- 3D printed meat: It's what's for dinner - Cnet.
Peter Thiel's philanthropic foundation gives up to $350,000 to a company named Modern Meadow, which plans to use 3D bioprinting to create an "edible prototype" that's a meat replacement.
-- MIT's food printer - Make:
Cornucopia: Digital Gastronomy is a project by two grad students working in MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group. The goal: a consumer-friendly machine that prints food.
-- The printed future of Christmas dinner - BBC.
The team at Cornell University's Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL) are building a 3D food printer, as part of the bigger Fab@Home project, which they hope one day will be as commonplace as the microwave oven or blender.
The Thiel Foundation has made a six-figure grant to a series of biotechnology startups, including a company that wants to 3-D-print meat.
April 9, 2012
The concept of this 3D chocolate printer is not new. What is new is that this whimsical 3D chocolate printer from the masterminds at Choc Edge has finally become available to the masses. TIME Techland reports.
TIME Techland wrote about it last year, and even linked to “edible chocolate structures” created as far back as 2007. If you can print plastic-like 3D objects, why not print 3D food objects? The technology isn’t quite advanced enough to easily create things from complex materials, but it can be used with simple foodstuffs like chocolate.
Related: - World's first chocolate printer [Youtube video]